All Electric Scooters Banned In This 2000 Year Old City: Find The Shocking Reason Why?
Do you Know E-scooters have been banned from all London transport?
Yes! Due to fire concerns, e-scooters have been banned by Transport for London.
The incident where an e-scooter caught fire on the Tube last month at Parsons Green station forced TfL to investigate e-scooters and discovered that malfunctioning lithium batteries might cause e-scooters to catch fire.
Why E-scooters Have Been Banned From All London Transport?
Warnings From TFL!
A fire in an enclosed location such as a bus or the Tube, according to TfL, may cause “significant harm” to passengers and personnel.
“This review has found that the incidents that occurred were caused by defective lithium-ion batteries which ruptured without warning”, TfL said in a statement.
“This led to fires that caused toxic smoke to be released.
“TfL consider that if this were to happen again and fires occurred in an enclosed area like a Tube train or a bus, there could be significant harm to both customers and staff, as well as secondary injuries from customers trying to escape the area.”
Injuries Due To E-Scooters
All TfL services, including tubes, buses, and trams will be banned and restricted.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) also supported the ban, claiming that it had been called to more than 50 e-scooter and e-bike fires in 2021.
“This year, firefighters have attended more than 50 fires involving e-scooters and e-bikes – which is double the total amount seen in 2020”, the LFB said in a statement.